Study: Risk of potentially deadly complication doubles for cannabis users who experience rare type of bleeding stroke

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Recent cannabis users who experience a rare bleeding stroke called an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) are twice as likely to develop a dangerous complication that could prove deadly. Researchers compared the occurrence of delayed cerebral ischemia in 46 people who tested positive for THC to 968 people who tested negative. Should aSAH occur in recent cannabis users, a new statistical analysis in the American Stroke Association’s (a division of the American Heart Association) peer-reviewed journal, Stroke, indicates there is twice the risk of developing delayed cerebral ischemia. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), aSAH is a weakened and bulging part of a blood vessel that bursts on the surface of the brain. This leads to bleeding between the brain and the tissue covering it.

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Recent cannabis users who experience a rare bleeding stroke called an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) are twice as likely to develop a dangerous complication that could prove deadly.

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), aSAH is a weakened and bulging part of a blood vessel that bursts on the surface of the brain. This leads to bleeding between the brain and the tissue covering it.

And that can have devastating results, with neurological disability occurring in about 66 per cent of sufferers and death during the follow-up...

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